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1. Gather the ingredients

  • 1 small butternut squash
  • 2 red onions
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • a bunch of fresh sage
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • marine salt and pepper

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2. Scoop the seeds

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut the squash in half and scoop out the seeds.

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3. Wash the seeds

Wash the seeds inside a colander, take the pulp out with your hands and dry with a tea towel. Leave aside.

Roasted Caramel Pumpkin With Seeds and Sage, roasted pumpkin, pumpkin seeds, cooking, how-to, recipe, vegan cooking, slow cooking, overn cook

4. Chop the squash

Cut the squash into similarly sized pieces.

Roasted Caramel Pumpkin With Seeds and Sage, roasted pumpkin, pumpkin seeds, cooking, how-to, recipe, vegan cooking, slow cooking, overn cook

5. Wash the sage

Wash and dry the fresh sage leaves.

Roasted Caramel Pumpkin With Seeds and Sage, roasted pumpkin, pumpkin seeds, cooking, how-to, recipe, vegan cooking, slow cooking, overn cook

6. Chop the onions, leave the garlic

Chop the red onions in half, wash under hot water, take the skin off and chop into wedges. Do not peel or cut the garlic, just separate the cloves from the bulb.

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7. Prepare to roast

Add a dash of extra virgin olive oil to the bottom of a baking try, throw in the sage and garlic.

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8. Roast it all

Add the onions and squash chunks, sprinkle marine salt and pepper. Roast in medium heat until squash is tender, for about 35 minutes, mixing occasionally.

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9. Yummy seeds

Don’t forget to add the squash seeds! They have plenty of nutrients including magnesium and zinc, and roasted are absolutely delicious. Make sure they cook at the bottom of the tray, and watch out that they don’t burn.

Photos by Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitots